WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced, and the DC Council passed, emergency legislation that allows parents to designate a trusted adult who can serve as legal guardian for children if parents are detained. The new law is a response to heightened threats from the federal government of ICE raids. The Standby Guardian Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 was co-introduced by all Councilmembers and passed unanimously.
WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced a comprehensive bill to reform the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs by making it more accountable to residents and its decisions more transparent. The Tenant and Homeowner Accountability and Protection Amendment Act of 2019 was co-introduced by Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Anita Bonds and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Elissa Silverman, Jack Evans and Chairman Phil Mendelson. It was referred to the Committee of the Whole.
After consultation with the Chairman, other colleagues on the Council, constituents, and advocates, I have revised amendments that I plan on introducing at the Council's July 9th markup.